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Trustee Greetings

March 2017 Trustee Greetings 
With spring approaching and the hours of daylight increasing, now is a good time to enjoy the outdoors and our natural environment. Did you know that our Board has five outdoor education centres, and students have opportunities to visit them and other outdoor learning spaces throughout their schooling? This is part of our commitment to giving students an opportunity to learn in and about the natural world. This learning supports students in gaining a deeper appreciation for nature and the importance of environmental sustainability.    “Modelling continuous environmental sustainability” is one of the goals outlined in our Board of Trustees’ Multi-Year Plan. We believe that we all have a role to play in reducing waste and protecting our environment. Our students, staff members and families continue to show leadership when it comes to supporting student learning and initiatives to reduce our ecological footprint. Spending time outside as a family also provides…

Reminder...don't forget to reserve your concert tickets...

This is a friendly reminder to all families, that the paper communication went home on February 14, 2017. Please return the form whether you plan on attending or not. If you haven't received one, please print and fill out the picture below indicating your intention and return with your child ASAP. 
We appreciate your attention to this. Thank-you. 

Free Parent Workshop Available

Raising Resilient Children

YRDSB Letter to Parents and Communities re: Board Review

YRDSB Response to Minister's Announcement

As previously communicated via email to our school community.


Family Skate Night by School Council

Trustee Message

February 2017 Trustee Greetings for school newsletters
Message from our Trustee
We are now halfway through the school year.  This is a good time to reflect on all that your child has learned and to look at setting goals for the rest of the school year.
Our Board believes that student well-being and achievement go hand-in-hand.  One of our goals set out in the Board of Trustees’ Multi-Year Plan is to “continuously increase student achievement and well-being through a culture of caring and learning.” 
The Ministry of Education has recently identified four priorities for well-being: positive mental health, safe and accepting schools, healthy schools, and equity and inclusive education.  As a Board of Trustees, we will continue to further work in all of these areas to support student well-being in line with these priorities.
There are many resources on the Board website to help support student well-being, including tips for talking about mental health, managing stress, packing healthy …

Valentines Day

Message - From Me to We/Free the Children Committee

A Thank You From The Me to We/Free the Children Committee

The Me to We/Free the Children committee would like to say THANK YOU to our amazing Pine Grove community for all of your generous donations so far this year!

Holiday Gifts Fundraiser
Thank you Pine Grove families for supporting a great cause by buying holiday gifts to support communities in developing countries. We had a very successful fundraiser! In total we raised $2068!

Take a look at your impact: Because of you…
115 people have access to CLEAN WATER
60 women will be given FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITIES to provide for their families
81 children have access to HEALTH CARE and VITAMINS
38 children will have access to EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
73 children have access to SCHOOL SUPPLIES
15 people will have access to HEALTHY FOOD and 25 farmers will be given SEEDS to grow crops

Food and Toy Drive

We also wanted to give a big thanks to everyone who made a contribution to our food and toy drive for the Vaughan Food Bank!!! This has been …

Why a New Blog?

Quite frankly, my previous blog was removed from my account without any notice or reason shared with me. Odd but what can I really say, besides that when technology works well it's a pretty amazing tool to use to communicate with our school community. Otherwise, when it doesn't work well, as in situations like this, it can be a bit of a nuisance.

It was just two weeks ago and I went to post and lo and behold it was no longer there. Just gone with no way to retrieve it or get an answer to why it disappeared. So I sent my Information Technology department an inquiry and they couldn't help me because it belongs to Google. I sent an email to Google with an inquiry and didn't get a response. I'm not really surprised to tell the truth so now I'm just creating a new blog.

Here is my new blog url: www.pinegroveps.blogspot.ca